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written by Thomas J. Bing and Edward F. Redish
Mathematics can serve many functions in physics.  It can provide a computational system, reflect a physical idea, conveniently encode a rule, and so forth.  A physics student thus has many different options for using mathematics in his physics problem solving.  We present a short example from the problem solving work of upper level physics students and use it to illustrate the epistemic framing process:  "framing" because these students are focusing on a subset of their total math knowledge, "epistemic" because their choice of subset relates to what they see (at that particular time) as the nature of the math knowledge in play.  We illustrate how looking for students' warrants, the often unspoken reasons they think their evidence supports their mathematical claims, serves as a window to their epistemic framing.  These warrants provide a powerful, concise piece of evidence of these students' epistemic framing.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 71-74
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10.1063/1.3021276
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Keywords:
Epistemic Framing, Epistemic Resources, PERC 2008, Problem Solving, Upper Level Physics, Warrants, educational aids, educational courses, educational technology, engineering education, research and development management, scientific information systems, student experiments
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T. Bing and E. Redish, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7999&DocID=709).
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T. Bing and E. Redish, Using Warrants As a Window to Epistemic Framing presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7999&DocID=709>.
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Bing, T., & Redish, E. (2008, July 23-24). Using Warrants As a Window to Epistemic Framing. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7999&DocID=709
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Bing, Thomas J., and Edward F. Redish. "Using Warrants As a Window to Epistemic Framing." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7999&DocID=709 (accessed 21 April 2014).
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Bing, Thomas J., and Edward F. Redish. "Using Warrants As a Window to Epistemic Framing." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 71-74 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 21 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7999&DocID=709>.
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